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Almond Butter Pancakes and a Giveaway

First, Before we get on to Almond Butter Pancakes and a Giveaway….

I won!!! 

I attended BlogHer’11 this last weekend in San Diego and Knorr held a live cook-off with Marco Pierre White and Einav Gefen. One winner was chosen from twitter, and the fans in the crowd while three more were chosen based on their recipes. I’m so ridiculously excited to be a spokeswoman for Knorr. I have so much to tell you in a later post. I’m just so excited and wanted to make time to thank all of you for your love and support! THANK YOU!!

I think that when talking about nutrition it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s hard to think about getting rid of everything all at once. I love peanut butter, but I’ve found that I don’t have to get rid of it completely. There is an alternative, Almond Butter. Barney Butter is my new favorite. It has less carbs, more iron, more calcium, etc.  It is delicious. I completely understand that you may be more used to peanut butter, but I promise that although some of these healthier options seem different and maybe you are scared to try that you will love it.

Guess what?! I have a fabulous Barney Butter Giveaway for you! WOOHOO! Now you get to try it and love it too!!


Friends!! I cannot wait to tell you all about Barney Butter and why I love it!

Barney Butter is Almond butter that is peanut and gluten free. Hooray for all of those that need to be eating those products.

Barney Butter does not need to be stirred or refrigerated. I hate when I have to refrigerate my peanut or almond butter. I don’t like it to be cold and hard.

Barney Butter has more calcium and less carbs than  regular ol’ peanut butter.

Barney Butter has zero trans fats or hydrogenated oils, and half the saturated fat of peanut butter.

Awesome right? Guess what? Barney Butter also has these new snack packs which are perfect for on the go or to keep you eating right during the day. Smear some on crackers, bread, or even better on fruit or celery.

I love finding small changes that keep my family healthier. This is one of those changes.

One of you can try out Barney Butter for FREEEEEEE!!

*Please leave a comment about why you want to try Barney Butter
*Entries must be received by Monday, August 22 at 12 pm Mtn Time
*Winner will be announce Tuesday the 23
*Winner must acknowledge within 48 hours or a new winner is chosen.

Addition Entries
*You must leave an additional comment for each item you do.

*Follow Sweet Basil
*Follow Barney Butter on Twitter
*”Like” Barney Butter on Facebook
*”Like Sweet Basil on Facebook
*Follow @Ohsweetbasil on Twitter

Good Luck!!!!!!

Is Almond Butter Better Than Peanut Butter?

Both nut butters do have similar nutritional value. 

Almond butter is slightly healthier than peanut butter because it has more vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Can Pancakes Be Frozen?

For a quick, easy breakfast, make a batch of pancakes and freeze them for later.

Place wax paper between pancakes in a stack.

Put the stack of pancakes in a heavy duty freezer bag and freeze.

The pancakes will keep for up to  months in the freezer.

Can You Make Pancake Batter Ahead of Time?

Pancake batter can be made ahead of time, even a day a head.

Store the pancake batter in a container with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.

Let the batter warm up a little before cooking.

Baking powder may lose some of its potency overnight, so you may want to sprinkle in a little more and give it a gentle stir just before cooking your pancakes.

Almond Butter Pancakes and a Giveaway

Almond Butter Pancakes

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


Recipe By Me

  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup White Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter Barney Butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons


  • Mix together the oil, milk, egg and sugar.
  • Add the almond butter and whisk until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not over stir.
  • Heat a griddle to medium heat and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Ladle 1/4-1/3 Cup of pancake mix onto the griddle and cook until bubbles begin to form and pop.
  • Flip the pancake and cook for another minute on the other side.
  • Serve with syrup, jam etc.
Nutrition Facts
Almond Butter Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 338mg15%
Potassium 653mg19%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Calcium 297mg30%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Trying new things is fun, right! I would love to try something to replace other ingredients that is healthier!

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  • I follow Sweet Basil through Reader!

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  • I think I must be living under a rock, but I've only just heard about almond/nut butter and never tried it. I'm really intrigued and want to give it a try!

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  • have found I enjoy so many other “butters” besides peanut these days…would love to try barney butter as well. congrats on your win!

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  • Congratulations!! So exciting!

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  • I'm a new follower on twitter!

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  • congrats on winning the Knorr spokesperson, that's pretty neat. I would love to try Barney Butter, I like all kinds of nut butters and I think it would be fun to try it out in some cookies 🙂

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  • I have never tried Barney Butter but have always wanted to!

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  • I have never tried Barney Butter and would love to get a chance too!

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  • Congrats Carrie! That is so awesome!

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  • Well my goodness! I want to try it so I can try the winning pancake recipe! Congrats! (and hi from the UTBloggers Meetup page on FB)

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  • Holy crap! Nice job! I so loved meeting you TWICE at BlogHer. I came to your site and I was all “I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE!” You are blogfamous and I can't wait to continue blogstalking you.

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  • Yay for winning! That is beyond exciting! I've never tried Barney Butter but I would love to try!

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  • I follow you on twitter @cherylcasperson

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  • Liked you on facebook Cheryl Casperson

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  • Follow Barney Butter on twitter @cherylcasperson

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  • I follow you of course!

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  • I would love to try almond butter because of the health mono fats they have!! Also Barney Butter is just AMAZING!!

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  • Yumm! I'd love to put some Barney butter on whole wheat pancakes and top with banana slices and maple syrup.

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  • Congratulations!! And also, hoorayyyy!!

    I've never ever tried Barney Butter, but I'd love to have some of those pancakes, yummy.

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  • Congrats! Can't wait to hear all about it. This is the first I'm hearing about Barney Butter. It looks like it would be so convenient to bake/cook with.

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  • Liked Barney Butter on FB.

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  • Follower of your blog.

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  • Followed you on Twitter.

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  • We have completely switched over to almond butter. I'd love to try Barney's!!

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  • I am now a follower and am anxious to read more of your site. Looks yummy!

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  • Congratulations on your win!
    I would love to try the almond butter because I want my family to eat healthy whenever we can. The Barney Butter sounds fabulous and delicious.

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  • I follow barney butter on twitter (corgipants)

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  • I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

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  • I follow you via GFC.

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  • Wow, I'd love to try Barney butter. I love that it's got less carbs than peanut butter. Perfect!

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  • Oh I would love to try this! I want to see if I can change it out of my daughters PB & J sandwiches.

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  • Oh I would love to try this! I want to see if I can change it out of my daughters PB & J sandwiches.

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  • I love nut trying different nut butters but have hated having to refrigerate them. I would love to try a new kind. In fact I have never heard of Barney butter.
    PS I love your blog!! Especially your meal plans! Thanks for sharing them.

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  • And I'm a follower of yours with Google reader!

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  • I've never heard of this brand but I'm anxious to try it! I love almond butter but like you, I hate that it gets so hard in the fridge. Then stirring it is next to impossible and this just seems like the perfect world.

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  • I love almond butter but I've never tried Barney Butter. I'm sure it would be love at first taste. =)

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  • First of all, congrats on your accomplishment! Second, I would love to try the Barney Butter! My family adores any kind of nut butter and those little packs would be super handy!

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